Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
This past Wednesday March 25th I happened to be in the right place at the right time for the MOST INCREDIBLE Baetis (BWO) hatch that I personally have ever encountered. Myself and two fishing buddies had fantastic fishing on dry flies and emergers for just over two hours. We had so much fun that we quit before the hatch was over and decided to celebrate with some Rolling Rock. To the left is one of the patterns we had extremely good luck with.
We were fishing the Roaring Fork River close to Carbondale.
Give this pattern a try. For recipe and/or tying unstructions got to LoJ's Fly Tying & Bug Stuff blog at
LO Jurgens and Friends
Friday, March 27, 2009
Pandemic Mayfly: Callibaetis/PMD(SHOWN ABOVE)/BWO
By: Rob Kolanda
Hook: Dai-Riki 285
Thread: 6/0 To match
Tail: Hungarian Partridge Feather Barbules
Abdomen: Superfine Dubbing-GRAY OLIVE(CALLIBAETIS)PALE EVE. DUN(BWO)RUSTY BROWN (PMD)
Rib: Black Small/X-Small Ultra Wire (Copper on pmd, use small size on larger sizes)
Gills: Scud Olive or Natural Gray Ostrich Herl
Wingcase: Black 1 mm Foam(use .5 mm on smaller sizes)
Flashback: Mirage Small or Narrow Flashabou
Thorax: Same as body
Legs: Hungarian Partridge Feather Barbules
Head: Tying Thread
1. Start the thread at mid-hook shank point and wrap to above the hook point.
2. Tie in rib wire and the tail barbules. Overwrap to above the hook barb. Number of barbules is tyers choice. Cut off excess.
3. Dub a tight tapered abdomen to the hook shank mid-point.
4. Spiral-wrap the rib wire, making 5~7 “ribs” to the hook shank mid-point.
Tie in and cut off excess.
5. Tie in 1 Ostrich Herl and make 3~5 wraps. Tie in and cut off excess.
6. Tie in 1 strand of Mirage Flashabou on top of the hook shank.
7. Tie in a 1/8” wide piece of foam on top of the hook shank.
8. Dub a thick thorax that (appx twice as thick as the abdomen) to 1 eye length behind the hook eye.
9. Pull the foam forward over the thorax and tie in 1 eye length behind the hook eye.
Cut off excess.
10. Pull the Mirage Flashabou forward over the thorax and tie in 1 eye length behind the hook eye. Cut off excess.
11. Tie in 3~6 leg barbules on each side of the hook shank. Overwrap the barbules forcing them to the rear. Cut off excess.
12. Wrap and whip-finish a medium size head.
13. Optional: Apply water-based head cement to the whip finish.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Your old P-Tails and Copper Jim/Bobs can take a hike. If you really want to slay browns, bows, Colorado River cuts and even the elusive mountain white fish tie on one of these bad boys and have some fun. Incidentally this pattern kicks ass in many other undisclosed locations this time of year and again in the fall. Also...checkout the STD baetis tyed by Will Sands (Taylor Creek Fly Shop) and produced by Umpqua.
There is another German on the loose tying over the edge fly patterns just like Jay Zimmerman. His name is Andreas Weiss and he was a 2008 winner in the Mustad Scandinavian Open Fly Tying Competition. Above is his pattern, Bass at Work, which looks similar to what I've seen recently from Jay! Are they related? Is it some kind of fly tying conspiracy?
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Hook: Dia-Riki #810 Size 6 1X
Thread: UTC 140 Dark Olive
Eyes: Black Beadchain or lead (deeper water)
Body: Crawdub 70% mud brown & 30% burnt orange
Tail/Legs: Crazy Legs root beer/orange (4 @ the tail & 2 behind the eyes). Note the use of 6 strands of krystal flash in the tail (bonefish)
Wing: Olive/brown Artic Fox
By: Larry O Jurgens
Hook: TMC 2457, TMC 2487, TMC 2488 or TMC 2488H
Sizes: 12 ~ 22
Thread: Olive UTC 70
Tail: Medium Pardo Coq de Leon Tailing Barbules
Abdomen: Olive, UTC Ultra Wire (Size, Tyers Choice)
Wingcase and Wing Buds: Black Float Vis
Thorax: Brown Olive Superfine Dubbing
Head: Brown Olive Cyclops Bead, Sized To Hook
Other: Zap CA+ Super Glue and Hard as Hull “HaH” Head Cement
This pattern works well for emerging Caddis and Baetis/Blue Wing Olives when tied in the appropriate sizes. I tie Caddis patterns in sizes 12~18 and Baetis/Blue Wing Olives in sizes 18~22 with Black or Brown Olive Bead.
It also works well for a “searching” pattern when nothing discernible is hatching.
I fish this pattern several different ways, by itself, or with 2 different sizes (the smallest as the dropper) and as a dry and dropper setup.
Step - Tying Instructions
1 - Slide bead onto the hook shank to behind the hook eye.
2 - Start the thread behind the bead.
3 - Tie in the tail material and wrap a smooth thread base partway down the
hook shank. Tail length equals the hook gape.
4 - Return the thread to behind the bead wrapping a smooth thread base.
5 - Use a bodkin to apply a thin coat of super glue to the thread base.
Note: Be careful to not to get the super glue on the tail fibers.
6 - Tie in the abdomen wire behind bead. Insert the wire end into the bead
before tying in.
7 - Wrap the abdomen wire partway down the hook bend covering the
thread base. Break the wire on the underneath side of the hook shank.
8 - Optional: Coat the abdomen with “HaH” for durability.
9 - Select a pencil lead sized bunch of the wingcase/wing buds material.
Tie in behind the bead and overwrap to the end of the thorax area.
10 - Dub a thorax to behind the bead.
Note: The thorax should be the same width and thickness as the bead.
11 - Pull the wingcase over the thorax are and tie in with 2~3 wraps.
12 - Divide the fibers in front of the hook eye and fold back for the wing buds.
Note: The wing buds should be on the sides of the wingcase, not on the
hook shank sides like legs.
Trim the wing buds shorter than the abdomen (length is tyers choice).
13 - Whip-finish using a minimum number of wraps.
14 - Optional: Apply 2 coats of "HaH" to the wingcase and/or to the abdomen
Friday, March 13, 2009
more about "Urban Warfare In Pursuit of the Poor ...", posted with vodpod